Friday, July 23, 2010

BAK 2010

Well, this is a delayed posting. I just finished it, but it's for a bike ride I did the first full week of June. Life has been hectic lately and I'm in a sketch idea backlog. It'll happen, just not spontaneously.

Anyway, for the second time I've done the Biking Across Kansas (BAK) organized ride. The first time was in 2007 with daughter, Amy, and brother, Dan. This time we add Amy's fiance, Cody. Actually, Cody was this year's spark plug to get us all to go. It's his first time and he had enough of our stories and wanted to experience it himself. The process of pedaling 6 hours a day and fighting 860 other people for showers and food at local high schools doesn't lend itself to sketch journaling. I kept a traditional journal and took pictures. So, what I did here was a recap sketch journal entry after the fact. For my blog I think I will take one day at a time for this seven day journey and make a post based on my journal and add some pictures. Then back to my regularly-scheduled sketching. Stay tuned.

10 comments:

Barbara said...

I just figured you weren't blogging because you were in jail for your singing. :>)

vickylw (Vicky Williamson) said...

An amazing adventure! I love how you put this page together.

Sandra said...

Woozer! What a wet adventure. Your journal entries are always enjoyable.

Scrappy Cat said...

Good to see you posting again. I can't imagine doing anything like this even in the best of weather - but with storms and all . . . amazing. I always enjoy seeing your sketches and hearing what you've been up to.

nanke's stuff said...

Ok, I'm really impressed! Impressed that you kept going in spite of the weather, impressed that you put up with the heat and bugs, and impressed that you've done such a great spread about it. Now, as for the singing..... nancy

raena said...

Whew!! That is a long ride! Did you get fanny fatigue? The furthest I've ridden is 40 miles and I did! Nice page!

john.p said...

Fanny fatigue? Never heard it said that way, but it fits. The training gets the 'sit bone' ready. There's still some discomfort but not all the time. Then there's a thing called saddle butter that eases the issue. Between the training and the butter, life is good.

Janene said...

Excellent post and drawings! Congratulations on your ride across Kansas. No doubt this will be another great family memory.

Sandy said...

How fabulous, great starter sketch here and I look forward to more.

purplepaint said...

Fabulous page! All the way across Kansas?!!! Holy cow! Hopefully you didn't hit too strong of winds, although it looks like you might have hit some rain... What a great adventure to journal about!